• Short Summary

    The Barnet ventilator replaces iron lung for patients with respiratory problems in hospital.

  • Description

    Title reads: "New lung for Polio".

    Barnet, London.

    Electronic lung replaces iron lung. G/V iron lung in background, with Barnet ventilator attached to patient in foreground. The ventilator works by means of tube through neck into the windpipe. The patient in the iron lung and the patient on the ventilator are both suffering from polio. C/U girl inside iron lung, pan to pumping equipment attached. C/U male patient in foreground wearing Barnet ventilator, it allows him to read magazine while receiving treatment. C/U girl in iron lung - her movement is restricted, she can only look upwards.

    G/V patient on ventilator being wheeled into operating theatre. C/U anaesthetist. C/U patient being given anaesthetic, pan down to Barnet ventilator apparatus which helps patients to breath whilst unconscious. G/V operation in progress. G/V hospital ward. L/S nurse checking patient's chart. Elderly patient in bed with tube in windpipe leading from Barnet ventilator. C/U Barnet ventilator. C/U female patient laying asleep in bed with tube in mouth and windpipe.

    Note: more information about ventilator and newspaper article.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:12:00 / 01:33:05:00

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